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Hello all,
I am Hans Bos, 58, responsible for maintaining and service / repair my daughters 2012 SLK 200 R172.
Her first car selection was a Porsche Boxter but since i don't have any experience with Porsche and the risk of buying an abused ex race car i advised her to take a look at the Mercedes SLK 200 R172.
She fell for it.
We managed to buy a first owner low milage beauty of a black example from Germany, fully serviced and still had a year warranty.
After 1,5 years of enjoying the car now the clutch has failed at 60000km. That is unexpected. It's unlikely the clutch itself is worn out at this milage. So maybe it is the clutch hydraulics?
Help is wanted.
See my help thread here:
Thanks in advance.
 

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2002 Blue SLK320 known as 'Silkie"
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Hi @HansBos01

Thank you for joining SLKWorld and posting an intro. Sorry to hear about your daughter's clutch issue. Can I suggest you start a new discussion in the R172 General Discussion forum where you will hopefully learn more about this.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.
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There are links to R170/171/172 do it yourself articles in the threads below.
SLK R170 class DIY
SLK R171 Class DIY
SLK R172 Class DIY

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Hi @HansBos01

Thank you for joining SLKWorld and posting an intro. Sorry to hear about your daughter's clutch issue. Can I suggest you start a new discussion in the R172 General Discussion forum where you will hopefully learn more about this.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.
Are you new and wondering what to do?

Our forum rules:
SLKWorld Forum Rules

Obviously we are primarily a car forum - but we are also a social forum, so you will find forums for each of the SLK models and other forums that cover a host of general or regional stuff

There are links to R170/171/172 do it yourself articles in the threads below.
SLK R170 class DIY
SLK R171 Class DIY
SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
FAQ

We organise meets and events - organised regionally in this section:
Regional Section

Quick navigation hints:
  • Look across the banner at the top and you'll see three vertical dots. Click there for fast access to the forum sections
  • If you click on your Avatar, next to the three dots, you can access your profile, alerts and conversations
  • Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner. Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.
Above all - enjoy yourself. And welcome aboard!
Thanks!
 

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Hi @HansBos01

Just as an FYI, you can also 'thank' someone by clicking or tapping on the 'Like' button at the bottom of their post. I did this on your post as you can see:

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Welcome from just West of London, UK -- 40k miles for a clutch to fail doesn't sound good on a SLK, un-less the previous owner "rode" the clutch....?
 

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Welcome from Canada 😄 🇨🇦
 
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.

Our forum rules:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
The web site of slk-links Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: The web site of slk-links <<<Where to find part numbers

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
>>>Link to new owner guides<<<

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions on how to use the forum and it's features answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

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We have regional information too.
>>Meets, Tours, Local Information<<

Added a link to your help thread in post one.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi Hans, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland :)
 
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